We hurt those we love. For all kinds of reasons. Looking at how we hurt people we love is really hard work, kicking up incredibly uncomfortable feelings as we confront discrepancies between who we believe ourselves to be and who our actions suggest we are. Continue reading Book 46 of Year 2017 – “Loving bravely” by Alexandra H Solomon
Having compassion for yourself is essential.
It allows you to be present to your stressful thoughts and painful feelings without repressing them, blaming others for them, or hating yourself for having them. It helps you to navigate the ups and downs of love and loss, of ageing and sickness.
It strengthens your relationship with your interior real,, and with it, your resilience. Continue reading Book 45 of Year 2017 – “The Power of Attention” by Sarah McLean
Make no mistake—inertia kills confidence. Studies find that the most effective way to push back against self-doubt is to act. Continue reading Book 44 of Year 2017 – “Fearless and Free” by Wendy Sachs
Therefore, in order to meet your long-term goals-to build financial stability, find and maintain a loving relationship, care for a family, own a home or succeed at a job or business-you need to manage your stress so that it doesn’t derail you. Continue reading Book 43 of Year 2017 – “The stress-proof brain” by Melanie Greenberg
Most of your distress is caused not by what you think or feel, but how you feel about and react to what you think or feel Continue reading Book 42 of Year 2017 – “Overcoming unwanted intrusive thoughts” by Sally M. Winston and Martin N. Seif
Many of us move on and create lives for ourselves that look nothing like who we were before, but we keep a foot or maybe even just a toe in that old life, making us feel as though we’re still not good enough. We carry old shame from a time when we made decisions not based on self-love or love for others. Continue reading Book 41 of Year 2017 – “You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life” by Rebekah Borucki
You do not need to be a lawyer, judge or law enforcement officer. You just need to have a passion to see those wrongly accused gain justice. Continue reading Book 40 of Year 2017 – “Is Justice possible?” by J.Paul Nyquist
If we reduce the constant struggle against mental exhaustion, we can replace that exertion with fulfilling impulses like empathy, joy and creativity. We have the ability to address the challenges we face, envision a better life, set goals for the future and work toward those goals with grace and ease. Continue reading Book 39 of Year 2017 – “Micro-Resilience” by Bonnie St. John and Allen P. Haines
Where do the financial and sustainability issues begin and end?
What distinguishes sustainability performance from financial performance?
Do you invest and reinvest more in sustainability performance or financial performance? Continue reading Book 38 of Year 2017 – “Cause” by Jackie and Kevin Freiberg
People ask me all the time. ‘how do I know if I’m hearing God’s voice or not?’ While I don’t have the million dollar answer to this question, I can tell you this: A way to recognise God’s voice is to spend time praying with Scripture. Continue reading Book 37 of Year 2017 – “Busy lives and restless souls” by Becky Eldredge
Learn to pause whenever you hear a new idea, and take time to think about it and look for its good points first. Continue reading Book 36 of Year 2017 – “Any Ideas” by Rob Eastaway
Chatty and descriptive enough for the reader to imagine scenes. It is set in Ireland (from references made to Cork and the obviously Irish names), Benjamin is an 18 year old on a journey to find his birth parents. Continue reading Book 35 of Year 2017 – “The Origins of Benjamin Hackett” by Gerald M. O’Connor